Women selfie

Sure the bathroom mirror is the easiest place to snap a selfie. But how exciting is easy? This hot list of some of the most exotic, inspiring and unusual locations to click a selfie are sure to make you the envy of your friends and immortalize you in selfie history. 1. Sunset Beach, North Shore […]

City Skyline

Are you thinking of making a move to a new city? You’re not alone. Residents of the Big Apple, Los Angeles, and other major metropolitan areas often think the answer to making their paycheck go further is to move out of the big city. Some are leaping a faith and relocating in pursuit of a […]

How to release a cosigner with a student loan refinance

Have you ever stopped to think about just how many decisions you make each and every day? Some choices are very simple, such as choosing to get up in the morning and going to work rather than being fired for not showing up. Others are more complex. Much more complex. You want to buy a […]

Charity Volunteer

Americans are a charitable bunch. According to the National Philanthropic Trust, 95.4 percent of U.S. households give to charity and that annual contribution averages $2,974. In total, individuals handed out a whopping $241.32 billion in 2013, which accounts for 72 percent of all charitable giving. And we’re not showing any signs of slowing down when […]

Holiday Traveling

‘Tis this season for long lines at the baggage claim, crowded airports and bustling hotel lobbies. Holiday travel is almost certainly a harried event. According to a recent survey, 20% of holiday flights taking off from the 25 busiest airports were delayed or canceled in the past five years. While you can’t do much about […]

Woman Shopping

Fresh from their tryptophan-induced slumber, a sea of savvy shoppers flock to stores on Black Friday. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), more than 164 million consumers plan to shop over Thanksgiving weekend. And 71% of those shoppers — that’s a cool 116 million — will do that shopping on Black Friday. If you’re […]

Organize Finances Title

Lackluster or non-existent organizational skills can be just as dangerous to your financial health as being short on cash. Related article: The Complete Guide to Setting Financial Goals and How to Achieve Them Clutter and confusion can make it hard to keep track of balances and payment due dates. And losing sight of those key […]

Student Loans Payoff Tips

Seven in 10 college graduates in 2014 had student debt. The average undergraduate in 2014 walked away from college with roughly $33,000 in student debt, according to an analysis of government data by Mark Kantrowitz, publisher at Edvisors, a group of web sites about planning and paying for college. Even after adjusting for inflation, that’s […]

bounced check

The number of millionaires in the U.S. has hit an all-time high. There are 9.6 million households in the U.S. boasting a net worth of $1 million or more; that’s up 600,000 from 2012. The previous high was 9.2 million pre-recession in 2007. Proving the rich keep getting richer, there’s also an uptick in the […]

Family celebrating Christmas

Got decorations? If you yard rivals Clark Griswald’s, you’re not alone. Every year, thousands of reveling homeowners put up enough twinkle lights, inflatable Santas and animated reindeer decorations to light up their yard (and a few city blocks, too). But what happens if those decorations attract the eye of a Grinch who wants to snag […]

Macy's Card

The prospect of saving 10 to 15 percent (or more) is always alluring — especially this year when budgets are stretched thin. So when you’re offered the chance to postpone the full cost of a pricey new gaming system, tablet or clothing for all those on your list, it’s tempting to open a “brand” store […]

Credit Card Issuers

It’s tempting to bury your head in the sand when it comes to credit errors, blunders and faux pas. Or to keep mum, deceiving even yourself about the health of your credit and finances. But keeping secrets and ignoring your credit can lead down a path of debt that ends in bankruptcy or financial ruin. […]

Credit Scores

Obtaining a mortgage (or a low interest rate) setting up utilities, getting car insurance and even a job can all be influenced by your credit score. And to make sure your score reflects an accurate portrait of your financial life, credit educators and advocates say it’s smart to check your credit score at least once […]

Credit Cards

When you’re trying to build – or rebuild – your credit score, it’s tempting to tuck away all your credit cards and avoid using them. But while avoiding a huge mountain of debt is always wise, shutting down your credit cards might not be the best path to a high credit score. That’s because utilizing […]

According to USA.gov, managing money and getting out of debt are among the most popular resolutions made at the start of the year. Unfortunately, a few days or weeks into the year, many fall off the resolution wagon. Experts say those abandoned and forgotten New Year’s resolutions wind up as a faint memory sometime around… Read More

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